WRITTEN BY MATT BRASCH
For Digital First Media
May 16 – 22: American Craft Beer Week
The Brewers Association, the national non-profit association on behalf of the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com, celebrate craft beer each May with American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). An interactive map on the events page shows the different events going on around the country. Be on the lookout all this week for special events at your local breweries and brewpubs to celebrate craft beer in the U.S.
May 16: Fat Heads Bar Beer Dinner, Side Bar, West Chester, PA
Side Bar is holding a Fat Heads Brewery beer pairing dinner. While details are still pouring in, we know it will be a five course small plate dinner with 5 Fat Heads beers carefully selected from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Tickets ($40) are limited to 15, so get them now by calling 610-429-8297 or by email to Justind@sidebarandrestaurant.com. Check the website for updates on the specifics of the beer and food.
May 18: Girl Scout Cookie Pairing, Weyerbacher Tap Room, Easton, PA
Once again Weyerbacher Brewing Co. will be hosting a Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing. At first blush it might seem odd, but as they’ve suggested at these events in the past, “think Caramel de Lites and Quad!” A fun event that benefits the Girl Scouts as well as your taste buds, the pairings will be available all day, starting at noon.
May 19: Victory Brewing “Spring Beer Dinner,” Parkesburg Brewpub
Victory will be holding the second of its three “Spring Beer Dinners” at the Parkesburg Brewpub. From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., a five-course meal will be served, with a Victory beer paired with each course. You can see the full menu on Victory’s website — but note the second course is a fresh chèvre paired with Victory’s current Blackboard Series #2 “Dry Hopped Brett Pils.” Seats are limited so order your tickets ($65) quickly!
May 21: Sly Fox Brewing Company “Fox Trot 5,” Sly Fox Pottstown Brewery
In its third year, Sly Fox is again hosting the “Fox Trot 5K,” a run that begins and ends at the Sly Fox Brewery in Pottstown. Beginning at 10 a.m., participants will run to benefit Team in Training/ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone that completes the run will receive a GABF award-winning Sly Fox “Grisette” and a souvenir glass. Beer specials will be offered all afternoon, as well as live music, corn hole and a food truck festival. To register for the race go to the website — but hurry — bibs are going fast!
May 22: Food Truck Festival and Auto Show at Victory Kennett Square Brewpub
Victory Brewing Co. welcomes 10 food trucks to the Kennett Square Brewpub for a meals on wheels celebration! From noon to 4 p.m., sample delicious food made on the go, as well as a car show hosted by Bavarian Motorsports of Kennett Square. Of course, Victory’s Brew Pub on Wheels will be in attendance. No tickets are needed; proceeds go to Historic Kennett Square.